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Travel to Dubai


Last Look, Dubai

1 July 2014

Bahal Abdul Rasheed, 28, owner of Bambah, Beach Road, Jumeirah

I have lived in Dubai for 17 years. I moved here with my parents when I was young and grew up here; Dubai is my home away from home, and I love being here. There is so much room for innovation, and I appreciate how Dubai becoming a melting pot of cultures has enabled me to interact with different people, learn more about others and learn to accept. I also like the bridge between western and eastern cultures that you experience here more evidently than anywhere in the Middle East.

It’s a very cosmopolitan city with a lot of stylish people who enjoy looking good and standing out from the crowd. My boutique, Bambah, is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, so I spend most of my time in this neighbourhood. I love Jumeirah because it always feels like you’re on vacation. There’s something about the style of the architecture and landscape with its proximity to the beach that makes it a happy place to be. 

I’m always after comfort and elegance. I love vintage and I always look for ways to mix and match different shapes, styles and textures. I don’t like putting in too much effort with fashion, and I shy away from utter perfection. I like to see something off, and I love it when an outfit makes a strong statement that says something about the person. It’s more about standing out than blending in. Ultimately, I don’t believe there should be any rules when it comes to fashion, and I don’t usually follow trends.